Irish government urged to tone down ‘Brit-bashing’ Brexit rhetoric

UVF leaders say warning of attacks in event of hard Brexit could strain north-south tiesSenior Ulster loyalist paramilitaries have warned the Irish government to “tone down” its rhetoric on Brexit because the perceived “Brit-bashing” risks poisoning peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland, the Guardian has learned.Leading figures in the Ulster Volunteer Force told Irish officials that talk of frontier posts being attacked by republicans in the event of a hard Brexit, or of a border down the Irish Sea, was “winding up working-class loyalists”, according to sources close to the leaders. Continue reading…

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